Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 (2023) gaming laptop computer overview

I have been testing the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16’s 2023 G634 mannequin. Obtainable within the UK for £3,400, and with basically the identical mannequin within the US priced at $2,750, there’s an expectation of zero compromises for a gaming laptop computer containing each Intel and Nvidia’s newest cell choices. Not simply relating to gaming prowess, however the general person expertise. And whereas the RTX 4080 and Core i9 13980HX present a implausible core config for a gaming laptop computer in the present day, there are a few issues holding this highly effective machine again, not least the competitors at that value level.

Earlier than we get into the numbers, the Scar 16 is off to a superb begin with its aesthetic. There’s an industrial aptitude to the design, however not sufficient to make it look too ‘edgy’. It is paying homage to the resurgent retro console pattern, with a delicate translucent plastic strip across the chassis edge and entrance.

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